Promoting entrepreneurial thinking, innovation and action

The Beckendorf Family Center for Innovation and Global Entrepreneurship supports students, faculty, alumni and community members who are interested in starting their own businesses. Being an entrepreneur is an opportunity to create a business legacy. We offer entrepreneurs educational programs, experiential activities, networking and outreach opportunities.

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What We Do

The Center offers support to entrepreneurs in areas such as business networking, career and internship exploration, student competitions, specialized courses, funding opportunities and much more.

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Connect with others, showcase your ideas, and discover your entrepreneurial potential.


Courses Offered

Learn about courses offered to enhance your entrepreneurship toolbox and business skills.


Make a Difference

Support students, activities and entrepreneurial initiatives by giving a donation to the center.

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Entrepreneurial Stories

Start-up Competition on Zoom

San Antonio Business Leaders Mentor Student Entrepreneurs in Startup Challenge

Students competing in the 2021 Startup Challenge attended an online event with business leaders and industry experts who served as mentors.

Learn about the startup challenge

Virtual study abroad students

Virtual Study Abroad: UIW Students in US, Mexico Partner to Launch Fair-trade Startup

A virtual study abroad course brought together students from the UIW in San Antonio and UIW Campus Bajío in Irapuato, Mexico.

Learn about the study abroad course